Card Set Information
What is the immediate, life-threatening risk in an electrical burn victim?
Cardiac arrhthmia (get ECG)
Which pathogens typically infect burns?
Give topical abx and tetanus shot (if not given in past 5 years)
Superficial--erythematous, no blisters, involve only dermis
Superficial partial thickness--painful, warm, moist, with blister formation, involve epidermis and superficial dermis
Deep partial thickness--burn reveals skin that is mottled, waxy, and white, with ruptured blisters. No pain sensation.
Full thickness--white/gray leathery appearance, do not blanch with pressure, involve all of epidermis and dermis
What is hypothermia, and how is it managed?
Body temp under 35
Manage with slow rewarming blankets, ECG monitoring (arrhythmias are common), and follow electrolytes, renal function, and acid-base status
How are malignant hyperthermia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome treated?
Stop offending drug